GEM – Going the Extra Mile



The Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Project aims to engage with and support individuals in Gloucestershire who are currently dealing with circumstances that are potentially causing barriers to work and move these people closer towards education, training, volunteering or work, including self-employment.

This programme is a unique partnership of community based organisations, managed by Gloucestershire Gateway Trust on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council.

The GEM Project is jointly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund the European Social Fund.

The GEM Project has now been extended, so now has a new end date of December 2021.

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The GEM Navigator Developers at Forest Upcycling Project are Jen Cothier and Nadine Jones.  If you, or someone you know would like to work with GEM to overcome barriers to work or volunteering please email on or or give us a call on 01594 368240.